Assistant Professor of Clinical - Medicine (Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-23
Req: R100045828
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Faculty Position

Assistant Professor

Division of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

Department of Medicine

Job Summary:

This faculty position will have research responsibilities within the Department of Medicine, Division of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The individual in this position will mainly focus on research efforts conducting clinical trials and translational research in cellular therapy, with an emphasis on immune effector cell therapies for cancers including hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.

This faculty member will also have responsibilities as an attending physician in the Division of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, with focus on the care and treatment of patients who are candidates for cellular therapies, which include patients receiving autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants for malignant and nonmalignant diseases, and immune effector cell therapies, including malignant hematological diseases and other malignancies. This includes outpatient care, as well as inpatient attending responsibilities for the division.

This individual should be motivated to the Department and SCCC leaders to contribute to ongoing growth of clinical and academic programs in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and immune effector cell therapies, in order to advance patient care for the patients of South Florida and a national referral base, and successfully support the NCI Cancer Centers Support Grant during the next competitive application.

Duties and responsibilities (include but may not be limited to):

  • Design and lead research studies and/or research activities to include authorship of scientific publications, technical and agency reports or patent preparation.

  • Publishes in refereed journals as principal investigator and/or in collaboration with other faculty, principal investigators in the Division of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy and other Divisions within the Department of Medicine (including Hematology and Medical Oncology).

  • Responsible for holding clinic sections and for inpatient attending duties at Sylvester’s main campus.

  • Will be expected to generate sufficient funds to cover his/her research endeavors and funds to cover his/her professional income practice expenses and contribute to the Department of Medicine each fiscal year. This is expected to eventually include submission of extramural grants This requirement will be phased in over a transition period designed to enable the establishment of novel clinical research programs.

Position Requirements:

  • The candidate will have a track record of peer-reviewed publications in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and/or adoptive cellular immunotherapy, and potential or demonstrated ability to secure extramural research funding.

  • Board certification or eligibility in Hematology and/or Medical Oncology, following board certification in Internal Medicine, is required.

  • In addition, a minimum of 12 months of dedicated training in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and/or immune effector cell therapy, or the clinical equivalent as determined by the Division Chief, is required, consistent with training requirements outlined by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

  • Active or eligibility to obtain a Florida Medical License.

  • Experience working with multidisciplinary clinical and research teams, in teaching, and will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The candidate must be able to work efficiently and independently as part of a collaborative group.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

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Posted: 3/26/2021
Application Due: 4/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time